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    Re: The observation and asides thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruv View Post
    Cilantro is an American name for coriander, so I doubt you bought it in any English outlet, unless it's some pretentious yuppy delicatessen type place.



    Reading through this I am getting the impression you have taken to seeing if anyone is listening.

    First with the avocado "How do you cook it ?" question and now with the Dogger app on your phone stunt.
    Your in depth knowledge of obscure performers, writers, and other curious facts, leads me to believe (in the vernacular) ...................you are having us over.
    Or possibly you have created an app and are testing the waters, so to speak, before launching it.
    The other possible alternative is that by using an American name you are pandering to the American membership who have felt the sharp end of your tongue on many occasion.

    It doesn't wash with me matey.
    I have considered pulling you on a couple of your more eccentric contributions, but as I thought I might show my own ignorance against the intellectual dexterity of a mind like your's.......I kept schtum.

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    My cover has been blown, I am undone.

    The grocer sold it to me as coriander, yes. I did an in-post translation to stay with the cilantro theme of the thread.

    As for obscure performers, let me tell you a story.

    Some days ago I did a quiz and question 58 was what was Dirty Harry's surname. So I answered it.

    And then after, I wondered whether it should have had a "g" in it, so I googled, and when I googled I discovered there wasn't just one film with Dirty Harry in, there were five. Something of a hole in my education, you might think.

    So I got a copy of The Dead Pool and watched it this evening.

    It has an astounding five minutes near the start, devoted entirely to the spectacular acting ability of one James Carrey who was credited at the end way down the list, below Freeway Reporter #1, #2 and #3. It qualifies among the finest sustained five minutes in film history. And I only got to see it because of that niggling "g". It's what the word Serendipity was invented for, moments like that.
    Bravo! Well done, both!
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    Re: The observation and asides thread

    There's a cold snap, it was 3°C (38°F) indoors when I woke up and I've put on a 1kW fan heater and an extra pullover to compensate.


    eta: and it stayed that way all day, all night and it's still the same a day later. My rooms, other than this office, are now officially as cold as the inside of my fridge.
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